What is Kindness Week?
An opportunity for BC Family Hearing Resource Society staff, families and partners to celebrate acts of kindness to open a dialogue about inclusion, equity and diversity.
Each day will have a specific theme:
- Monday: Being Kind to Yourself
- Tuesday: Being Kind by Celebrating Deaf/Hard of Hearing Gain
- Wednesday: Being Kind through Inclusion
- Thursday: Being Kind by Celebrating Diversity
- Friday: Being Kind in the Community
Who can participate?
Anyone! Kindness Week is a virtual experience. We will be sharing info on our three social media channels, our website and through a dedicated newsletter.
On social media you can follow us, like and share our daily posts and let us know in the comments how your family shows kindness.
Our Kindness Week newsletter will be emailed to subscribers each day with highlights from our social media posts along with additional content just found in the newsletter.
When is Kindness Week?
January 24 – 28, 2022
How can I participate?
On our Sister program’s (BC Family Hearing) 3 social media channels:
- Facebook: @bcfhrs
- Instagram: @bcfamilyhearing
- Twitter: @bcfamilyhearing
Sign up for our Kindness Week newsletter to receive info directly to your inbox: http://eepurl.com/glZr4b
Why are you having Kindness Week?
During the year there are many different holidays, cultural celebrations, and days of remembrance of significance. It was a challenge to ensure that we were recognizing all of these important days; but also to do so in a way that was meaningful. Over the past year, as a team, we have been talking about diversity and inclusion and what that means for our organization. The families and partners that we work with are incredibly diverse in many ways. But the one commonality we share is that our priority is our children who have speech and language difficulties.
We were concerned that if we attempted to capture all the days of significance to our diverse community we would risk missing some or not being able to reflect on each day in a meaningful way. And so, we have created Kindness Week. We wanted something that would allow us to celebrate all the wonderful diversity that exists in our population through a communication difficulty lens. This week is our way of sharing the values that are important to BC Family Hearing Resource Society (Surrey Early Speech and Language Program and the BC Family Hearing Program), to embrace the diversity and uniqueness of our population and to celebrate the things that bring us together as a community.